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Oak Ridge girls lock up title; boys avenge earlier loss

Grace Derksen led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points Friday, leading Oak Ridge past Del Oro 54-42 for the Sierra Foothill League basketball title. Trojan varsity teams played back-to-back — winning both and celebrating Senior Night. The girls’ win gave them the outright banner as it pushed Troy two games ahead of Del Oro with one to […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

South 1 season gets under way

Oak Ridge junior Dallas Diel makes a run down the hill during the South 1 race last week. The Trojans skiers took first place in giant slolom. Photo by Annika Anderson, AAnderson Photography

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Making up for lost ground, South 1 Division alpine racers shifted to Alpine Meadows for a Slalom/Giant Slalom doubleheader Tuesday. Individually, Ponderosa’s Tori Castaneda was a dual winner, posting large margins over second place. Teamwise, the Lady Bruins, led by Castaneda, Morgan Minch, Cora Nuttall and Rylee Anderson, took first in each […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

Oak Ridge's Hailey McCoy works her way around a Granite Bay defender during Friday's game. The Lady Trojans came out on top thanks to strong rebounding efforts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed out. “Our pursuit of […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans hold off Granite Bay

Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in a key third-quarter push, lifted host Oak Ridge past Granite Bay 56-49 to close the first round of Sierra Delta League play Friday night. Millhollin scored all but six of his points in the second half. The Trojans (3-3) held off the Grizzlies (2-4) by making 6-of-8 free […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans take Toss Up title

Trojan Briana Dulgar tears up-court in Tuesday's Toss Up final against Pleasant Grove. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Peters MVP; McCoy, Derksen All Tourney Oak Ridge High’s burst of fourth-quarter offense gave it the lead, cushion and eventual 51-41 win over Pleasant Grove in last Tuesday’s championship game of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Former league and playoff adversaries, the two finalists were embroiled in a one-point affair after three quarters before Oak […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan captain delivered on/off the court

Teja Chalamcherla helped the Lady Trojans win a section title this year. Coach Ralph Clark commended the senior for her leadership skills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Though the Lady Trojans tennis squad fell short at the NorCal Tournament, the team still has plenty to be proud of, especially when it comes to its leadership. As one of three tennis team captains and clearly the most visible, senior Teja Chalamcherla didn’t think twice about assuming the role as team leader. Oak Ridge coach Ralph Clark […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge showcases new logo

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Ron Thomas, center, performs in front of a full house at the high school's new school logo launch, seen on screen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Nov. 12 Re-Branding Launch Event at Oak Ridge High was a rousing success — evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd that packed the Trojan Arena on a weeknight. Those attending were entertained with singing, music, dancing, fashion and more from the 370 student performers and witnessed the unveiling of the school’s new athletic logo — a […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »